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Dr Amna Qureshi

Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School Faculty of Eng & Digital Technologies
Telephone +441274 234997


Dr Amna Qureshi is an Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Bradford. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Before joining the University of Bradford, Amna worked as a Senior Researcher at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Her research interests focus on designing, analysing, and implementing cryptographic protocols with security and privacy guarantees using concepts of applied cryptography, distributed systems, game theory, and logic programming.


Dr Amna Qureshi research area is cybersecurity, mainly focused on designing and developing secure and privacy-preserving protocols within distributed systems and future networking technologies, including IoT, cloud & fog computing, and blockchain. She is an active researcher with 22+ peer-reviewed journals and international conferences in systems security and privacy. She is also a reviewer of articles in various JCR- indexed scientific journals and has been a member of the programme committee of various international conferences. In 2018, she received an advanced cybersecurity research team excellence grant from the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE) to perform research in the sphere of cybersecurity.

Research Interests:

  • Intellectual property protection
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Identity & access management
  • IoT security
  • Privacy preservation
  • Cyberbullying detection 


Teaching interests

ISO27000 Framework Information Security Management System

Ethical Hacking


TitleCollaborative and efficient privacy-preserving critical incident management system (2021)
AuthorsAmna Qureshi, Victor Garcia-Font, Helena Rifà-Pous, David Megías
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
TitleBlockchain-based multimedia content protection: Review and open challenges (2021)
AuthorsQureshi, A. and Megías, D.
JournalApplied Sciences (APPS)
TitleSurvey on Decentralized Fingerprinting Solutions: Copyright Protection through Piracy Tracing (2020)
AuthorsDavid Megías;Minoru Kuribayashi;Amna Qureshi;
JournalJournal of Computers
TitleSeVEP: Secure and Verifiable Electronic Polling System (2019)
AuthorsAmna Qureshi;David Megías;Helena Rifà-Pous;
JournalIeee Access
TitleEntropy-Based Semi-Fragile Watermarking of Remote Sensing Images in the Wavelet Domain (2019)
AuthorsJordi Serra-Ruiz;Amna Qureshi;David Megías;
TitleCollusion-resistant and privacy-preserving P2P multimedia distribution based on recombined fingerprinting (2017)
AuthorsDavid Megías and Amna Qureshi
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
TitlePSUM: Peer-to-peer multimedia content distribution using collusion-resistant fingerprinting (2016)
AuthorsQureshi, A.;Megías, D.;Rifà -Pous, H.;
JournalJournal of Network and Computer Applications
TitleFramework for Preserving Security and Privacy in Peer-to-Peer Content Distribution Systems (2015)
AuthorsQureshi, A.;Megías, D.;Rifà -Pous, H.;
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
TitleIoTFC: A Secure and Privacy Preserving Architecture for Smart Buildings (2021)
AuthorsAmna Qureshi and M. Shahwaiz Afaqui and Julián Salas
Journal Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series
PublisherSpringer, Cham
TitleVSPReP: Verifiable, Secure and Privacy-Preserving Remote Polling with Untrusted Computing Devices (2018)
AuthorsQureshi A.;Megías D.;Rifà-Pous H.
JournalCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer, Cham
TitleEnabling collaborative privacy in user-generated emergency reports (2016)
AuthorsQureshi, A.;Rifà -Pous, H.;Megías, D.;
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Title Author(s)
Detecting Deepfake Videos using Digital Watermarking (2021)Amna Qureshi, David Megías and Minoru Kuribayashi
A Study on Privacy-Preserving Data Aggregation Techniques for Secure Smart Metering System (2021)Farzana Kabir, Amna Qureshi, David Megías
Blockchain-based P2P multimedia content distribution using collusion-resistant fingerprinting (2019)Qureshi, A.;Megías, D.
A Survey on Incident Reporting and Management Systems (2018)Qureshi, A.;Megías, D.;Rifà -Pous, H.;
State-of-the-art, challenges and open issues in integrating security and privacy in P2P content distribution systems (2016)Qureshi, A.;Rifa-Pous, H.;Megias, D.;
Enhanced collusion resistance for segment-wise recombined fingerprinting in P2P distribution systems (2016)Megías, D.; Qureshi, A.
Peer-to-Peer Content Distribution using Anonymous Fingerprinting – Proof of Concept (2016)Amna Qureshi, Jordi Casas-Roma, David Megías, Helena Rifà-Pous
Electronic payment and encouraged cooperation in a secure and privacy-preserving P2P content distribution system (2015)Qureshi, A.;Rifà -Pous, H.;Megías, D.;
Secure and anonymous multimedia content distribution in peer-to-peer networks (2014)Qureshi, A.;Rifà -Pous, H.;Megías, D.;
A review of channel dependent scheduling in wireless networks (2012)Afaqui M.S.;Qureshi A.